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Mullah Mohammad Omar’s Life Ends With Little Clarity

published about 2 hours ago
Mullah Mohammad Omar’s Life Ends With Little Clarity
Mullah Mohammad Omar, the secretive leader of the Taliban, spent the final years of his life in remarkable obscurity, and his death was only confirmed by chatter among Taliban officials.

World Briefing: Nigeria: New Leader for Coalition Force

published about 2 hours ago
Maj. Gen. Iliyasu Isah Abbah would command a 8,700-member force from four nations in the region against Boko Haram.

Prisoners on Hunger Strikes in Israel May Be Force-Fed Under New Law

published about 8 hours ago
Legislators voted to allow the force-feeding in extreme cases, a move that seemed to be aimed at preventing Palestinian inmates from using fasts to win their release.

Man Attacks Gay Pride Marchers in Jerusalem for Second Time, Police Say

published about 8 hours ago
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man, who had carried out a similar attack in 2005, stabbed six participants in the annual parade on Thursday, the police said.

After Cecil the Lion’s Killing, U.S. and U.N. Look to Take Action

published about 9 hours ago
After Cecil the Lion’s Killing, U.S. and U.N. Look to Take Action
A deputy chief of law enforcement at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating Walter J. Palmer, an American dentist and hunter.